Are you looking for a summer job where you can work amongst some of the best scenery in the Midwest? Come work at a Wisconsin State Park or Recreation area where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work!
The Department of Natural Resources is hiring throughout our State Parks, Forests, Trails and Recreation Areas for the summer of 2019! Use the following link to find a state park, forest, recreation area or trail by name, by map or by your favorite activity. Find A Park Near You!
The Bureau of Parks and Recreation is hiring for their 2019 Seasonal Staff. With multiple locations statewide and a variety of positions available, this is a great opportunity for those looking for summer work or to start their career in natural resources! These positions often start in the spring/early summer and work through late summer/fall; with some flexibility depending upon candidate's availability and the needs of the state property. Possible positions available and a short position description can be found below.
***NOTE: Not all state properties may be hiring for all of the positions listed below depending upon staffing levels and each property's needs.
Visitor Services Associates are responsible for greeting park visitors, selling vehicle admission stickers, registering campers, fielding questions about the property and recreation opportunities, along with a variety of other administrative and financial duties.
Laborers are responsible for providing maintenance support throughout the property. This involves working outdoors and includes the inspection, cleaning and grounds-keeping of buildings, facilities, campgrounds, day use, and picnic areas throughout the property.
Facilities Repair Workers perform a combination of general maintenance and repair work to various building types and equipment; including but not limited to park buildings, electrical, plumbing, power tools and vehicles.
Parks and Recreation Specialists are often responsible for a combination of outdoor maintenance/grounds keeping work in addition to providing customer service for property visitors/campers at the entrance station.
Assistant Naturalist Guides conduct interpretive and education programs to interpret property natural and cultural resources, teach outdoor skills, and encourage resource stewardship. This includes developing programs, displays, exhibits and other presentation methods for visitors, school groups and other community/volunteer associations.
These are limited term (LTE) positions. Limited term positions do not automatically lead to or have the same benefits as permanent employment, but this position does offer valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more about career opportunities with the Department of Natural Resources and the State of Wisconsin. LTE employees are limited to working 1039 hours within a twelve-month period. In order to be considered for this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin.
Employment will require the selected candidate to pass a background check. DNR does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.
Required Qualifications for all positions:
- Ability to work independently, be self-motivated and punctual
- Ability to work a modified schedule; nights, weekends, holidays, etc.
- Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and public
Preferred Qualifications (dependent upon position):
- A well-qualified applicant for the Visitor Services Associate positions should have customer service, cash handling, and computer experience.
- A well-qualified applicant for the Laborer and/or Facilities Repair Worker positions should have knowledge, skills and experience of general maintenance operations, and building/facility or repair maintenance experience.
- A well-qualified applicant for the Parks and Recreation Specialist positions should have customer service and cash handling experience, along with knowledge, skills and experience of general maintenance operations.
- A well-qualified applicant for the Assistant Naturalist Guide positions should have a vast knowledge of Wisconsinís Natural Resources including the stateís recreation opportunities, environment and wildlife.
The State of Wisconsin can hire any individual that meets the age requirement to obtain a work permit; 14 years of age. 14 & 15 year olds who may be hired, would need a work permit before starting employment. Note - for those over 16 but under 18, a work permit is not required, but per the Stateís fleet requirements they could not drive a state vehicle.
How To Apply:
Complete and upload your resume to the Seasonal Parks & Recreation LTE Application.
Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.